Specialists in Medical and Hospital Negligence
Medical negligence is defined as a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. It is also commonly called clinical negligence or, when the error occurs in a hospital, hospital negligence.
At Hospital Negligence, our expert team is on hand to help you make a claim if you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence. We will guide you through the process, providing the assistance and representation you require at every step. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 0800 014 7481 or by completing our online enquiry form.
Instances of hospital negligence can include delays in diagnosis or misdiagnosis because of a failure by a doctor or nurse to follow appropriate diagnostic procedure, mistakes made during procedures or surgery that lead to injuries, mistakes made in prescribing or administering medication by a doctor or a chemist, and neglectful care by hospital staff that leads to complications, including psychological injury.
What to do about negligence
If you have been a victim of medical or hospital negligence in the last three years (or longer if you are enquiring about a child), you may be able to recover damages by making a medical negligence claim. Compensation may include payment for:
- Loss of income, including income you may have earned in the future
- The cost of any specialist medical care, retrospectively and for the future
- Medical expenses and prescriptions
- Pain and suffering, including psychological damage
- Loss of quality of life
- Reduced employment prospects
- Care, therapy and equipment costs
Although legal action must be initiated within three years, there are some exceptions to this rule:
- Where a child is the victim, the three-year claim period begins from his or her 18th birthday. However, parents or legal guardians may begin a claim on the child's behalf before they turn 18
- For clinical negligence, and where the injury may not be immediately apparent, the claim period begins at the point the injury was discovered
- Where the victim has a mental incapacity, the time limit may not apply
- Judges can override time limits if they believe there is a solid legal reason to do so
Find out more here about the treatment you can expect every time you visit a medical professional, as well as more details about the standards they are legally required to adhere to in order to avoid action from regulator the Care Quality Commission.
Read in more detail about the ins and outs of claiming medical negligence compensation here.
What Hospital Negligence can do for you
When you contact us, we will assess the viability of your claim. If you do have a valid case, we will take it on a no win, no fee basis, or - if you qualify - under the legal aid scheme.
Our solicitors have successfully claimed millions of pounds in damages for patients for a wide variety of medical injuries, from serious brain injuries to neglect. Our solicitors believe in ongoing education to ensure they are at the forefront of their profession and they will put all their skill and knowledge to work for you to ensure you win the maximum amount of compensation for which you qualify.
We have dealt with every possible type of medical negligence claim, including:
- Anaesthetic awareness
- Birth injuries
- Blood transfusions
- Brain injuries
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Dental negligence
- Diabetic retinopathy
- General practice errors
- Obstetric cholestasis
- Neonatal conditions
- Prescription errors
- Screening negligence
- Serious injuries
- Scaphoid fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Stillbirths and neonatal deaths
We can also help if you have suffered because of surgical negligence, during procedures such as:
- Cosmetic and plastic surgery
- Excessive scarring or burns
- Failed vasectomies
- Keyhole surgery
- Knee surgery
- Laser eye surgery
- Objects left in the body
- Testicular torsion
We'll Ensure That You Get a Fair Deal
We are not a claims management company; from the very start of your claim you will deal with a specialist firm of clinical negligence solicitors. You will never have to deal with any inexperienced managers or middlemen. Your solicitor will keep you fully updated in writing and will always be available to discuss your claim on the telephone.
Read our testimonials to find out more about the many different people our medical negligence solicitors have helped and their experiences with us.
Our FAQ section here should help to answer any questions you may have when deciding whether you wish to pursue a medical negligence claim.
Find out more information here about the options available for funding your claim, including no win, no fee, legal aid, private funding and legal expenses insurance.
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